Candidates for bishop shortlisted
FOUR candidates have been shortlisted for the office of Bishop of Brechin. The post became vacant in July.
The candidates were selected by a preparatory committee, chaired by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, consisting of clergy and lay church members who represent the diocese of Brechin and the wider church.
The next stage is a meeting of each with members of an Electoral Synod (representatives of clergy and lay church members from the diocese of Brechin only) on May 26, with the election on June 2.
The candidates are: the Very Rev Dr Francis Bridger, rector, St Mary’s Church, Broughty Ferry, and priest in charge St Martin’s Church, Dundee, and dean of the diocese of Brechin; the Rev Markus Dünzkofer, rector, St John the Evangelist Church, Edinburgh; the Very Rev Jeffrey John, dean of St Alban’s; and the Very Rev Andrew Swift, rector, Holy Trinity Church, Dunoon, and St Paul’s Church, Rothesay, and dean of the diocese of Argyll and the Isles.